Below Deck: Eddie ‘suggested Heather should be fired’ after race storm

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Beneath Deck star Eddie Lucas reportedly instructed Heather Chase needs to be sacked (Image: Bravo)

Beneath Deck star Eddie Lucas instructed that Captain Lee ought to hearth Heather Chase from the solid after she stated a racial slur, it has been claimed.


The chief stewardess was pressured to apologise for utilizing the N-word in the latest episode of season 9, which aired final week.

Heather was seen repeating the racial slur after it was first utilized by Black co-star Rayna Lindsey throughout a solid night time out – and whereas the deckhand ignored it on the time, she later pulled her up on the remark once they returned to the boat.

Rayna then took her frustrations to first officer Eddie Lucas, who appeared to brush her off.

Nevertheless, he has now insisted that the scenes had been edited, and that they’d a ‘actually good dialog’ in regards to the incident.

In a brand new chat on YourEncore – through Showbiz CheatSheet – he claimed that he advisable for the chief stew to be fired over the feedback, as he didn’t need Rayna’s time on board to be impacted.

Heather sparked outrage over the scenes (Image: Bravo)

Teasing what’s to return in future episodes, the publication reviews he stated: ‘As time goes by, I do have conversations with Captain Lee about it. I did suggest to Captain Lee to fireside Heather. And if that makes it on the present – I don’t know.’

Reminiscing on the scenes, Eddie reportedly stated he ought to have insisted they took issues additional instantly, and needs he ‘understood’ Rayna’s ordeal higher.

‘I stated to her, name her out. Name her out. As a result of what Heather stated was not okay,’ he continued. ‘Not okay in any respect. And Rayna needed to cope with that herself. And I stated, “OK, cope with it your self. Do it in your personal time. However don’t let this have an effect on you and I. Otherwise you and Captain Lee”.

‘It was truly a very good dialog that we had been having. And it’s simply gotten spun into one thing totally different. However under no circumstances would I ever brush racism beneath the rug. I’m not okay with it in any method, form, or kind.’

Heather Chase issued an apology on Instagram (Image: Instagram)

In final week’s episode, Rayna was heard saying the phrase, ‘this n***a,’ as she left a toilet on a solid night time out, with Heather repeating the remark whereas they walked collectively.

The deckhand initially laughed it off however determined to flag that she shouldn’t use slurs when Heather rapped to a track with Jake Foulger within the crew mess, later within the night time. 

Believing that her colleague had repeated the time period for a second time, she warned: ‘You can’t say [N-word], you’re white as f**ok. That’s cancel tradition, you higher watch out with sure phrases.’

The pinnacle of the inside crew appeared shocked and requested: ‘Did I say it? I didn’t assume I stated it, I’m sorry.’ 

‘I such as you however you gotta watch out. You understand how individuals are,’ Rayna replied. ‘2021 is… it’s not 2002 anymore. I nonetheless love you, I’m telling you simply watch out.’ 

To which Heather added: ‘I can respect that, thanks.’ 

Following the scenes airing, she issued an apology on Instagram, which learn: ‘I’m sorry for the damage my ignorance brought about Rayna in tonight’s episode. 

‘Whereas I apologised to Rayna all through the season, I can not specific sufficient how really remorseful I’m. A part of my duty as Chief Stewardess is to offer a welcoming, secure atmosphere for the crew and I fell brief.’ 

She added: ‘Over the previous 9 months since this episode was filmed, I’ve discovered how my phrases and actions can have an effect on others and I vow to do higher sooner or later.’ 

It’s not recognized whether or not the incident shall be totally addressed by Beneath Deck bosses or Captain Lee within the subsequent episode, which airs within the US at the moment. 

Metro.co.uk has contacted Bravo and Beneath Deck for a remark.

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